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Kimchi & Calamari

Title

Kimchi & Calamari

Authors

Rose Kent

Publisher

Harper

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780060837716

Pages

220 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Teenaged Joseph Calderaro, who was adopted from Korea by Italian parents, begins to make important self-discoveries about race and family after his social studies teacher assigns an essay on cultural heritage and tracing the past.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Lexile Measure

750L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Adoption; Interracial; adopted teenager; adoptive family; interracial adoption; interracial family

Main Character

male teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Italian / Korean

Family Formation

adoptive mother and father

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2007, Nominee, Middle Grade Fiction
50 Books about Family, 2011 Older Children and Young Adult
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2008 Ages (9 to 12)
Choices, 2008 Children's Fiction
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to Ninth Edition, 2007

Keywords

Korean Americans; curiosity; school assignment; family history; friendship; birth country; identity crisis

Diversity Impact

direct

Kimchi & Calamari


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